An exhibition about everyday baskets from Sabah held at The Godown Arts Centre will be running from the 7th Jan - 23rd Feb 2023. Drop by and participate in the many interesting talks, workshops and tamu sessions held during the exhibition.
Tadang, Buan, Barabat, Raga, Likahan, Buyuung, Kanayang, Sulupi, Kapa.... In speaking of the baskets, innumerable terms are coined. The list is as long as the variety of baskets that there are. Apparently they don’t have a direct meaning. Perhaps it is like the way names are attached to pets. An endearing of relationships. Uttering them extends them further into our worlds.
As you visit our exhibition you will be treated to an array of baskets of all shapes and sizes. Learn about their many uses and functions in the lives of their makers and users.
Make sure you pick up a copy of the map when you visit us
Learning to weave the "chenos"
Jan 14 and Jan 15
1pm-4pm (3 hours)
RM90 (including raw materials)
Two talented Temiar brothers will be travelling from their hamlet of Kg Langsat in Kuala Betis, Gua Musang to run a series of workshops. While both actually specialise in crafting traditional "bubu" fishtraps, for this basic workshop, they will be teaching us to weave "chenos" which are rattan reinforcement rings once used on bamboo blowpipes.
Bakul Exhibition Talk by Dr Colin Nicholas 14 Jan 4pm
Sharing by Dr Colin Nicholas about his work with the Orang Asli community, and the role of crafts in their lives.
About the Speaker:
Dr Colin Nicholas founded the Centre for Orang Asli Concerns (COAC) in 1989 to advance the cause of the Orang Asli of Peninsular Malaysia. He has helped the indigenous people through countless court cases involving Orang Asli
Bakul Exhibition Talk by Reita Rahim 15 Jan 4pm
Sharing by Reita Rahim (Gerai OA) about her work with the Sabah indigenous people on crafts.
About the Speaker:
Reita Rahim is the Founder and Coordinator of Gerai OA, a non profit body whose mission is to empower the indigenous peoples to earn a living with dignity. The volunteer-run “gerai” retails crafts, made by the indigenous minorities or Orang Asal (OA) to consumers. 100 per cent of sales proceeds are returned to the indigenous craftspeople, most of whom are women and elders from various ethnic minorities including the Mah Meri, Semai, Semelai, Jah Het, Jakun, Temiar and Temuan of Peninsula Malaysia, the Bidayuh, Penan, Kenyah and Lun Bawang of Sarawak and the Rungus and Dusun of Sabah.